Mayflower Documents in Leiden

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One of our new Mayflower Project members has reminded me that there are some newly translated documents on the Leidens Heritage Record website. You can search the database and view or download the documents, free. The English translation of the document is included and then the original text in (Old) Dutch. There are a variety of documents, varying from baptism, burial, citizenship, lawsuits, buisiness agreements, etc. Very interesting and gives you a nice insight on how everyday life was for the Pilgrims during their stay in Leiden!

https://www.erfgoedleiden.nl/pilgrimdocs/persons

I think anyone who has a Mayflower ancestor who spent time in Leiden will be interested in spending some time investigating.

in The Tree House by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
edited by Bobbie Hall
Indeed, Sjaak, Jan was the member who pointed me to this resource.

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Thanks, Bobbie.  A fast check shows one document for my forebear Edward Fuller, as a debtor.  Nothing that shows the name of his wife, though, unfortunately.

Several entries for an Ann (Fuller) White, married at Leiden; I'll have to figure out what relationship, if any, she has to Edward.
by Christopher Childs G2G6 (9.8k points)
Interesting stuff, though, isn't it? Amazing what can still be found 400 years later.

BTW, we have a volunteer among our Mayflower Project members who is a native Dutch speaker if anyone needs a translation.
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These are great resources and sources.  Fantastic news that we have a translator on hand if case of a need too.  Thanks for the link Bobbie!!
by Brad Cunningham G2G6 Mach 3 (32.5k points)

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